The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>
Santorum coming out of his jacketRick Santorum is coming to Minnesota tonight, which makes him the first presidential candidate to campaign in the state this year. Santorum's visit follows Ron Paul's recent television push in the state, as Paul has begun airing campaign ads for the Minnesota ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>
Michele, prepared to lead her red, white and blue hillbillies into battle.Michele Bachmann has issued a warning to Barack Obama and the Democrats that they should "be afraid of the Tea Party."Bachmann, the self-anointed queen of the Tea Party, said the Democrats have the wrong idea about the grou ... More >>
Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls. She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.
So friendly looking.Will he call her a "pain in the ass" and threaten to "rip her lungs out" in person? Will she remember to look into the right camera and get her Revolutionary War history straight? Those questions and more may be answered when Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty show up fo ... More >>
Walker's even lost the zombie vote.He's a hero to tea partiers, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker keeps getting bad news from statewide polls. The latest survey finds that just 31 percent of folks in Wisconsin have apparently bought into his line that he wants to strip public employees of thei ... More >>
Scott Walker is falling in the polls.There's more bad poll news for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who insists he's going to stand firm in his budget battle to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Rasmussen Reports is out with a new survey of Wisconsin voters showing that ... More >>
Fits of pique reinforced Franken's image as a champion of the liberal left, but now he plays squash with Republicans.
Perhaps our worst nightmare has just come true: Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the whitest unhip Republicans in Congress, is trying to talk in slang.
All you old school TV watchers: you've got more time to upgrade. Those bunny ears just won't die.
Minnesota Democrats have introduced a bill in the state Legislature that would seat Al Franken provisionally while the election contest is underway.
President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Norm Coleman seem to have a couple things in common: they live in basement apartments and got in trouble for it.
Senate Democrats still aren't ruling out options to seat Al Franken in the Senate before the Norm Coleman's legal battle is ove ... More >>
If Minnesota's Senate recount stretches into January and you are itching for a ticket to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ce ... More >>
Considering the double-digit lead Obama owns in Minnesota, the presidential pick was utterly predictable. Fa ... More >>
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has opened an investigation into whether Minneapolis-based United Health Care, the nation's largest health insurer, has been fleecing patients ... More >>
Minnesota Senator feeling the pressure of his previous pro war stance on Iraq.
Former Republican Governor Carlson believes incumbent Republican Auditor Pat Anderson has "lost" the independence of the office. A similar charge was levied yesterday by another retired official against Republican Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer.
Challenger Rebecca Otto has raised more--and has more money--than incumbent state auditor Pat Anderson
For Ron Peterson, the veteran boxing promoter from Mounds View, no word carries more sting than "liberal." He ascribes most of the world's ills to liberals. When he wants to convey disgust and garden variety invective fails him, he will usually deploy some variation of the L word.
Qwest defends its customers; Kennedy defends Bush.
Believe it or not, Minnesota does have a law against selling drug paraphernalia. Really. It's right there in Chapter 152 of the Minnesota State Statutes: "It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to deliver drug paraphernalia or knowingly or intentionally to possess or manufacture dr ... More >>
Here we go again. At least once or twice a year, the folks in the Pawlenty Administration call a press conference, use the economic forecast to paint an artificially rosy picture of the state budget, and spin themselves a windfall of positive publicity. The irony is, if the Governor and his crew str ... More >>
The Bush administration may have had no plan for dealing with natural disasters, but its efforts at using the media to contain criticism are unstinting as ever. This short dispatch from Reuters late yesterday: The Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday that it did not want news photogr ... More >>
Don't look now, but Karl Rove's on a grand jury hot seat Coming off the 4th of July holiday, all eyes in media are fixed on the massing armies of lobbyists and special pleaders set to do battle over Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court. But there's a story coming up beneath it with the p ... More >>
In a piece printed on Wednesday's op-ed page of the Star Tribune, Rep. Mark Buesgens (R-Jordan) fulminated with a forked tongue. The premise of Buesgens' diatribe was that it was indeed better to shut down state government than cave in to the budgetary priorities of "former governors and other burea ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Steve Monaco has last week's answer and winners, and this week's Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Happy Birthday to Diablo Cody at Pussy Ranch. We're proud to welcome City Pages contributor Chuck Terhark to Balls, City Pages' new sports blog. Jack Sparks embraces the hillbilly life ... More >>
Pawlenty's ethics run into tree Governor Tim Pawlenty gave new meaning to the phrase "stumping for votes" early last month when his borrowed all-terrain vehicle hit a stump and plowed into a tree, causing $2500 worth of damage. That the incident occurred the spring convention of the All-Terrain Vehi ... More >>
The Venezuelan government has printed copies to of Cervantes? ?Don Quixote? to distribute free to citizens. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging everyone to read the hefty classic. President Bush is expected to respond by urging all Americans to read ?Who Moved My Cheese??
Ethiopian Jews return to the Promised Land at the Mixed Blood; Leopold and Loeb kill again at the Actors Theater of Minnesota
Plastics-related toxic chemicals are finding their way into everything--including baby milk
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